Paul George shatters ankles to shove dagger in Blazer hearts for Clippers

Paul George, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
Paul George, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports /

Paul George and the LA Clippers were out for blood when they headed to Portland.

They always seem to play well against the Blazers, coming into the game 8-1 against them in their last nine games vs. Portland. They swept them in each of the last two years.

It was a close game for a while on Monday night, but the Clippers ended up coming out on top. George ended up going nine of 18 with 21 points, eight boards, four dimes and four steals. He most notably had a clutch, game-ending beauty to beat the Blazers with under a minute left in the contest:

It’s got to the point where nobody is even surprised at these types of plays from PG13. It’s in his blood.

Paul George’s dagger sealed the game for the LA Clippers.

Paul George entered the game in a bit of a shooting slump, but didn’t look like it when it came time to put the game away. And let’s face it; it was an important game for him. He and the Blazers have some history.

PG put on a scoring clinic when it came to several of the plays he made on Monday night.

I mean, I keep going back to that dagger. PG’s a technician with the ball in his hands. He’s a true bucket-getter when he’s at his best.

I in particular loved this breakdown of that play from Monday night, and I think you’ll find it hilarious too:

This play is quietly one of the best we’ve seen all year in this league. He went all the way down to the floor so he could complete the process of crossing up his defender, and left him looking dumbfounded.

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The Clippers advanced to 3-1 against the Blazers this season and they’re still without their franchise player in Kawhi Leonard. The Clippers haven’t had quite the season they expected, but there certainly are teams that they’re separating themselves apart from.